LATEST NEWS: A Day Of Reckoning For The Euro Has Arrived – 26 TRILLION In Currency Derivatives At Risk

This is the month when the future of the eurozone will be decided.  This week, Greek leaders will meet with European officials to discuss what comes next for Greece.  The new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has already stated that he will not accept an extension of the current bailout.  Officials from other eurozone […]

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LATEST NEWS: Bank Bail-In Extras Alarm Investors as Danske Eyes Debt

As Denmark’s biggest bank considers what sort of capital might be used to fill a new regulatory buffer, some investors are signaling they’ve reached their saturation point. Danske Bank A/S (DANSKE) said last week it may use a variation of Tier 3 debt to add to a list of reserves that can be wiped out […]

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LATEST NEWS: Fears that ‘dangerous’ Switzerland referendum could spark gold rush

The Swiss like referendums: there were 11 last year and there have been nine more this year, on subjects ranging from who pays for abortions to whether the state should buy a certain type of new fighter aircraft. This Sunday there are three more, but one has attracted more attention than most – because there […]

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LATEST NEWS: Predictors of ’29 Crash See 65% Chance of 2015 Recession

In 1929, a businessman and economist by the name of Jerome Levy didn’t like what he saw in his analysis of corporate profits. He sold his stocks before the October crash. Almost eight decades later, the consultancy company that bears his name declared “the next recession will be caused by the deflating housing bubble.” By […]

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LATEST NEWS : Euro Area Limping Toward Deflation Fuels QE Calls as ECB Meets

The euro area is edging closer to the moment that deflation risks become reality. Companies cut selling prices by the most since 2010 as they attempted to boost sales in the face of a flagging economy and slowing new orders, Markit Economics said today. This in turn is squeezing profit margins and reducing resources for […]

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LATEST NEWS : Kuroda Has Draghi in a Bind as Euro Soars Against Yen

Mario Draghi has something new to worry about as he prepares for tomorrow’sEuropean Central Bank policy meeting: the euro-yen exchange rate. The yen approached a six-year low versus the shared European currency after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda surprised investors late last week by extending his record stimulus program. Kuroda’s actions jeopardize the weaker […]

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LATEST NEWS : Draghi Devaluing Euro Cheers ECB as Inflation Seen Fading

Mario Draghi’s strategy for reviving the euro area looks like devaluation. While the European Central Bank president says the exchange rate isn’t a policy target, officials aren’t secretive about their approval of the currency’s almost 10 percent slide. The depreciation increases the cost of imports and boosts exporters’ competitiveness, aiding the effort to revive inflation […]

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LATEST NEWS : Europe will never be the same after Scot vote, nor will British euroscepticism

Each of Europe’s aggrieved clans sent witnesses to Scotland for the vote. Some were nationalities seeking statehood, some more explosively seeking Anschluss with a mother country broken by victors’ cartography after the First World War. continue reading at telegraph.co.uk

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LATEST NEWS : SNB Won’t Exclude Negative Interest Rates, Spokesman Meier Says

The Swiss National Bank is willing to take further measures such as negative interest rates if pressure on the franc intensifies, spokesman Walter Meier said today. “If needed we would take extra measures, with a negative rate a conceivable option,” Meier said by phone from Zurich, adding that this was the SNB’s standard comment. The […]

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LATEST NEWS : Euro Inflation Slows as Draghi Hints at More ECB Stimulus

Euro-area inflation slowed in August and the region’s unemployment rate remained close to a record, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to take action to kindle the bloc’s faltering recovery. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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